Unusual but true: Selfies 'worse for children than bullying'

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-02-02 08:09

Tiny horse is unique rescue animal; Selfies 'worse for children than bullying'; Fortune teller using asparagus to see into the future; Starfish eating Australia's Great Barrier Reef; Ice hotel in Sweden opening its frosty doors. See the interesting, red-hot and downright odd anecdotes from around the world in our news review.

Selfies created by other young people of the same age could act as a form of peer pressure. [Photo/VCG]

Selfies 'worse for children than bullying'

A study conduced by researchers at the University of Birmingham found out that selfies are causing more misery to children in schools than bullying.

The study, published in the journal Sport, Education and Society, says: "Young people reported that the selfies created by other young people of the same age could act as a form of peer pressure".

The trend of taking selfies that focuses on slim bodies and good appearances leads young people to develop "negative attitudes" as they compare their appearance to others of their age and question their own.

1 2 3 4 5 Next   >>|
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349